Tsutenkaku

Tsutenkaku, Osaka: Hours, Address, Tsutenkaku Reviews: 3.5/5

Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
09:00 - 20:30
Monday
09:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:30
Thursday
09:00 - 20:30
Friday
09:00 - 20:30
Saturday
09:00 - 20:30
Sunday
09:00 - 20:30
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The area
Address
How to get there
  • Ebisuchō • 5 min walk
  • Dōbutsuen-mae • 6 min walk
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Quack H
HONG KONG2,810 contributions
A district with a mix of old and young
Dec 2019
Tsutenkaku was an old district but it was lively with hostels around the area. There were a few old shops, restaurants and cafes. There was also a big Donki Shop nearby. Worth the visit.
Written 9 March 2020
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Amanda W
Seattle, WA81 contributions
Night Time Must
Feb 2020
Tsutenkaku (Or the tower) is an amazing sight to see at night when it glows bright red and changes between two kinds of modes of words along it's side. It was originally meant to mimic the Eiffel Tower and is an interesting tower to learn about after the devastation of WWII and how this tower and the surrounding area came back.
Written 23 February 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
The Eiffel Tower of Osaka
Apr 2019
You hear these phrases when you travel frequently. I've heard, people call Buenos Aires the Paris of South America for example.
Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original Tsutenkaku was built in 1912, and it shocked the people of that era; with a height of 200 feet. The name, Tsutenkaku, translates into Sky Route Tower. At the time, it was the tallest structure in the East. The locals considered Tsutenkaku the Eiffel Tower of Osaka. But in 1943 a fire broke out in the tower, and it was dismantled to supply steel to the wartime economy. The current Tsutenkaku was erected in 1956. It was designed and built by the architect Tachu Naito, who also coincidentally designed the Tokyo Tower.
Written 19 February 2020
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Karen E
Adelaide, Australia288 contributions
A bit of fun, great views of Osaka
Mar 2019
This area was filled with streets of shops and restaurants. Lots of Billiken replicas around. Apparently you rub his feet and make a wish. The tower houses the famous god Billiken. He is the god of things as they ought to be. the views from the top level of the tower are worth the line up. You can see the zoo below and Osaka castle in the distance amongst the modern high rises. We stopped in the tower for a drink on making our descent. Worth the visit to see how big Osaka really is. Not sure of entry cost as family paid for it. You had to enter by going down to basement. You can buy gifts and they had a huge assortment of machines that you put small amount of coin in and get a toy which is labeled on the outside. Was fun.
Written 18 February 2020
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Damienofkent
Whitstable249 contributions
Nice restaurants
Feb 2020 • Friends
A nice selection of shops and even better choice of little restaurants to try the local dishes
Try the puffer fish that was lovely
Written 9 February 2020
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pabloo!🧜🏼
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
COOL💙
Jan 2020
really liked it. not the best thing to see in the beautiful country of japan but if you hoy to a daytrip to osaka it’s pretty good to see it 💖
Written 26 January 2020
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Kookoomonster
Adelaide, Australia352 contributions
It’s hard to miss. Beautiful tower!
Jan 2020 • Couples
It’s in the middle of the busiest crossing in Osaka. It’s next to Tennoji Zoo, Tennoji park and loads of shops and restaurants around!
Written 7 January 2020
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Mary M
Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
Interesting - like a mini Shinjuku
Dec 2019
Really enjoyed our visit here. Amazing neon lights and signs everywhere. Interesting shops and very reasonable prices for restaurants and street foods. Yakitori was about half price of that in Namba Osaka.
Written 6 January 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Good view of surroundings
Mar 2019
This tower looks dated and the interior is not so new. However, it does provided a good view of the surroundings. Entry is via a basement floor, not on street level. You need to walk down a flight of steps from the street entrance.
Written 1 January 2020
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore6,874 contributions
An iconic landmark of the area!
Dec 2019
I have been here before, 2 years ago and this time round, I also came by here except that it was not intentional but was in the vicinity and passed by it.

The views of this tower in the day time and night time are so different but I think the night view is nicer with the lightings.

And around the tower, you can find many eateries, restaurants, gifts and souvenir shops that will keep your tummy and wallet "entertained". But do note that many tourists will come by here and so to some extent, it's touristy but still worth to come here to experience the then of Osaka and the area of the olden days!
Written 29 December 2019
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